Now we don't have it, so let's turn to where we put it
Lenihan should reclaim McCreevy's great €5bn giveaway and not heed silly 'expert' advice, writes Finola Kennedy
Bizarre proposals are being made to Finance Minister Brian Lenihan as the Budget draws closer. A member of Mr Lenihan's new Banking Board has suggested that we become the 51st state of the USA. The first casualty in this fantasy-land would be the much cherished preferential corporation tax.
Another commentator has suggested that we leave the euro and devalue our new 'standalone' currency.
In this fantasy-land, we would increase the burden of our immense foreign debt by the percentage size of the devaluation.